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  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • 71 arrested during protests over acquittal of Cleveland police officer

    05/24/2015 7:30:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WTIC-TV / CNN ^ | May 24, 2015 | Marcus Harun
    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police made 71 arrests Saturday during protests against the Michael Brelo verdict, Police Chief Calvin Williams said Sunday. Authorities attempted to give demonstrators the space to exercise their First Amendment rights, but they had no choice but to make arrests when the protests became violent or when protesters refused to disperse, he said. Police arrested demonstrators in downtown Cleveland on Saturday night following the acquittal of a police officer who stood trial in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people. CNN video showed police in riot gear moving down East Fourth Street, a strip of restaurants,...
  • The Latest in Cleveland: Cafe Patrons Pepper-Sprayed (Not by police, though)

    05/24/2015 7:18:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WSYX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | Sean Rowe
    9:10 a.m. Officials say some protesters angry over the acquittal of a police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects became violent and turned on bystanders, including some who pepper-sprayed patrons sitting at outdoor cafes downtown. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says 71 people were arrested Saturday night after a day of mostly peaceful protests turned more aggressive. Williams said Sunday at a news conference with Mayor Frank Jackson that another protester threw a restaurant sign at a patron, striking him in the head. He says bystanders were also accosted in at least one other instance....
  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 23, 2015 | Adam Ferrise
    A protester is taken into custody by a Cleveland police officer in a clash during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people.CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police officers took at least three people into custody during protests following the Michael Brelo verdict. Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters and photographers witnessed at least three people taken into custody following a clash with police about 6:20 p.m. outside Quicken Loans Arena. Police officers showed pepper spray cans to others who rushed towards the fight. Most...
  • DOJ to investigate Ohio cop acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    05/23/2015 1:10:21 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Fox News
    A Cleveland cop cleared Saturday on state charges in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire could face federal charges. The Justice Department said after the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo’s on voluntary manslaughter charges that it would "review all available legal options." "We will now review the testimony and evidence presented in the state trial" to determine if "additional steps are available and appropriate," the department said. Vanita Gupta, head of the department's civil rights division said the review is separate from its efforts to resolve a pattern of civil rights violations at...
  • Cleveland officer not guilty in killing unarmed pair

    05/23/2015 11:21:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2015
    Yes, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo stood on a car and shot 15 times at the vehicle's unarmed black occupants seconds after he and fellow officers first riddled the car with bullets in 2012 -- but the shooting was justified, a judge ruled Saturday. Concluding just one of several police use-of-force cases that prompted recent outrage in Cleveland, a Cuyahoga County judge decided that Brelo was not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a 22-mile car chase.
  • Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo (Riot watch)

    05/23/2015 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | May 23 2015 | JEN STEER AND DARCIE LORENO,
    Officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. Closing arguments in the month-long trial were presented on May 5 and Judge O’Donnell was left to deliberate. If convicted, Brelo, 31, faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison. On Nov. 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officer Vasile Nan thought he heard a gunshot while he was outside of his cruiser on St. Clair Avenue near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, and pursued a blue car. The resulting police chase lasted 22 minutes, and involved more than...
  • Brelo verdict won't be announced until after May 18, court spokesman says

    05/08/2015 4:02:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | May 8 2015
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A verdict in the voluntary manslaughter trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo will not come until after May 18, a court spokesman said Friday. Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John P. O'Donnell initially said he didn't intend to issue a verdict until after Cleveland police week is over. Cleveland's police memorial commemoration runs from May 14 to 17. At the end of the trial, O'Donnell said was aware of unrest related to police use of force in other cities, including Baltimore. He also said he's been notified that city and county officials are worried about potential protests...
  • Cleveland Braces For Verdict In 2012 Police Shooting

    05/19/2015 11:22:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    npr ^ | May 18, 2015 | BRIAN BULL
    As the verdict nears in the racially charged case, city officials hope to avoid violence. They've reached out to civic and religious groups for constructive dialogue to help ward off potential unrest.
  • Civil War Historical Marker Ceremony To Be Held In June In Cleveland

    05/14/2015 3:16:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 5 replies
    TheChattanoogan ^ | May 14,2015 | Staff
    The latest Civil War-related historical roadside marker will be dedicated during a special ceremony next month in Cleveland. The marker commemorates the difficult time during the Civil War when much of Bradley County lay between Union and Confederate lines. During this period, homes and businesses were vandalized and robbed by both pro-Union and pro-Confederate forces who took advantage of the prevailing lawlessness. This marker also commemorates the courageous actions of War of 1812 veteran Joseph Lusk II, who at 73, defended his home with determination against a group of outlaws attempting to steal his mules. He shot and killed one...
  • Cleveland pastors open churches to promote peace after Brelo verdict

    05/08/2015 5:58:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    KSLA 12 ^ | 5/8/2015 | Scott Taylor
    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - All eyes are on Cleveland as the city moves closer to a verdict in Officer Michael Brelo's trial, which is why local pastors are banding together to promote peace. When the Brelo verdict comes down and the Tamir Rice investigation wraps up, will protesters be calm or violent? Bishop Eugene Ward, from the Greater Love Baptist Church, wants Cleveland to remember two simple words: peaceful protest. "We need you to be peaceful. We need you to stand with us, and show us, and walk with us, and share with us that Cleveland is a city that...
  • We don't want our city to go up in flames...

    05/08/2015 5:52:47 AM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 5/7/2015 | Suzanne Stratford
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Preparing to keep the peace in Cleveland, more than one hundred community leaders, activists, clergy, volunteers and other concerned citizens gathered Thursday night for a planning meeting at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. After watching images of Ferguson and Baltimore burning, the men want to make sure Cleveland remains safe for both citizens and businesses. “We don’t want our city to go up in flames,” said Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, “We’re going to fight against that and keep the peace.” So far, a number of protests in the city have remained peaceful, but with some disruption of traffic...
  • Michael Brelo Day 17(Live court video)

    04/30/2015 7:17:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/30/2015
    Watch live streaming video below as the defense continues to present its case in the trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo. He’s is facing two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the 2012 police chase and shooting that killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The live stream is courtesy WKYC.com and is not available on some mobile devices nor during courtroom breaks.
  • Statement From Mayor Frank G. Jackson (Cleveland, Oh)

    04/29/2015 1:20:22 PM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    City of Cleveland-Cleveland City Hall ^ | 4/29/2015 | Mayor Frank G. Jackson
    A Letter from Mayor Frank G. Jackson In the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Baltimore, and bearing in mind the series of police-related matters and legal proceedings currently in process here in Cleveland, I am writing to let you know that the City of Cleveland has been planning and is prepared to address upcoming developments. As I am sure you are aware, it is likely that the trial of Officer Michael Brelo will conclude within the next few days. Other high-profile cases are still pending, as well as continued negotiations with the Department of Justice. Clearly, these...
  • Pastors ask for calm, order as Officer Brelo trial continues

    04/28/2015 3:31:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 2 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 8/27/2015 | Darci Loreno
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In light of the ongoing trial of Cleveland Officer Michael Brelo, Cleveland pastors Monday will ask for calm and order regardless of the verdict. A press conference was held at 1 p.m., and pastors spoke on the situation. “We are aware that forces outside and inside of our city are working to bring a negative view of Cleveland to the rest of the world. We want to stress how important it is for all of us to remain in a state of calm as we dialogue and respond to whatever the decision of the court,” Pastor Larry...
  • What Life in Captivity Was Like for Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

    04/27/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by seantruet · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 27-04-2015 | Penny Larson
    "He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out..." -- Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus describe their lives in captivity https://youtu.be/GK7euCSFEXw
  • Seventh officer refuses to testify in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

    04/17/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A seventh police officer invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Thursday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of fellow Cleveland officer Michael Brelo. Officer Erin O'Donnell, who participated in the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shootings that resulted in charges against Brelo, entered the courtroom with her attorney, Mark Stanton. Prosecutors asked her if she had told investigators the "whole story" of what happened on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, at which point O'Donnell invoked her Fifth Amendment right. After brief discussion, Judge John P. O'Donnell agreed that since the officer was present and fired...
  • Ohio zoo: Mom dangling toddler over cheetah pit when he fell (Cleveland, Ohio)

    04/13/2015 3:24:35 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    A woman was dangling her 2-year-old son over a railing at the Cleveland zoo when he fell about 10 feet into a cheetah exhibit, zoo officials said. The toddler’s parents jumped in and pulled him to safety Saturday afternoon. He was treated at a hospital for a few bumps and bruises, said Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray. The cheetahs didn’t go toward the boy or his parents, said Chris Kuhar, executive director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Several eyewitnesses saw the woman holding the child over the railing, Kuhar said in a statement. “While this incident is disturbing to everyone,...
  • Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland

    04/13/2015 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies
    19actionnews ^ | 4/13/2015 | VARIOUS
    Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland, Cleveland Fire crews are on the scene of a partial building collapse on East 6th Street near Vincent Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
  • Obama Urges Soviet-Style Voting Laws

    03/19/2015 6:32:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America, President Obama told a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday.
  • Inside Manziel's rocky rookie season

    01/24/2015 5:17:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon
    The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted to "wreck this league" in Cleveland. The words were actually more R-rated, but the implication was clear. Twitter erupted at the selection. A Cleveland radio host cheered and screamed openly on air. Manziel gave his "money" sign as he walked onstage to greet Roger Goodell. By season's end, cheering had turned...
  • OH:Third Shooting no Charm for Property Owner in Cleveland

    01/15/2015 2:26:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Property owner Miodrag Burgacic defended himself and his property one too many times in crime ridden Cleveland.  He has shot people who were attempting to steal from him twice before, and been able to hold people without shooting them at least once.   No charges were filed in those incidents. From theblaze.com: Miodrag Bugarcic seems to attract criminals like a magnet. But because the Cleveland businessman has used firearms to thwart crimes on his property multiple times — once with lethal results — why crooks keep trying to rip him off is anybody’s guess. After the third shooting, which...
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • Little Italy water main break closes roads, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Oh.)

    01/10/2015 4:21:32 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 9 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Jan 9, 2015 | Mary Kilpatrick
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A water main break Friday afternoon in Little Italy flooded streets and forced Case Western Reserve University to close early. Cleveland Water officials are scrambling to fix the leak, which started at about 12:30 p.m. and closed East 120th between Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, Cleveland Water spokesman John Goersmeyer said. Some residents reported flooding in basements, and low water pressure. The break left about a foot of standing water on surrounding roads.
  • ‘You’re Either a Cop or Little People’: The American Police State in 2014

    01/05/2015 5:13:37 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 76 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 12/30/2014 | John Whitehead
    For those of us who have managed to survive 2014 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has been a year of crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns, slowdowns, meltdowns, and never-ending letdowns. We’ve been held up, stripped down, faked out, photographed, frisked, fracked, hacked, tracked, cracked, intercepted, accessed, spied on, zapped, mapped, searched, shot at, tasered, tortured, tackled, trussed up, tricked, lied to, labeled, libeled, leered at, shoved aside, saddled with debt not of our own making, sold a bill of goods about national security, tuned out by those...
  • Farrakhan Urged ‘Retaliation’ For Michael Brown A Month Before Brinsley Executed NYPD Cops

    01/02/2015 8:38:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 2, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    In late November, the student government at taxpayer-funded Morgan State University sponsored a conference on slavery reparations for black Americans. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker. The Nov. 22 conference, called the 2nd Annual Black United Summit International, occurred on Morgan State’s historically black campus in Baltimore, Md. The conference theme was “Re-Claim, Re-Pair, Re-Form, Re-Produce — REPARATIONS Now!” Total attendance was over 2,000, according to EAGnews.org. Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, provided a detailed report about convention activities. Farrakhan’s keynote rant lasted over two hours. At one point, he held up what resembled...
  • NYPD Officer: Not Worth It to Make Arrests "if I Have a Chance of Getting My Head Blown Off"

    With reports that the NYPD is looking into as many as 63 threats against police officers, or the mayor this week alone, news also comes of a lack of motivation among the rank and file, undoubtedly contributing to a significant drop in arrest numbers across the city. “[There’s] just not motivation,” one police officer told [Vice]. “I’m not writing people summonses if I have a chance of getting my head blown off.” When asked if this was his own choice or a precinct-wide initiative, the officer added, “Seems like the entire department is on the same page.” As the New...
  • Michael Brown’s stepfather under investigation for pre-riot ‘burn this b**** down’ comments

    12/02/2014 4:46:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    n the wake of the Ferguson grand jury’s determination that there was no probable cause to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, incensed rioters took to the streets of that Missouri city and neighboring towns where they burned and looted a number of local businesses. Those riots were preceded by an anguished speech delivered by Brown’s mother who tearfully lamented the grand jury’s decision before a crowd of supporters. She was joined by her husband and Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, who expressed his grief in a somewhat less constructive way. “Burn this s*** down!”...
  • Cleveland Pro-Police Rally Draws Thousands, Including Family Members of Fallen Officers

    12/27/2014 5:44:30 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Saturday, December 27, 2014 | Adam Ferrise
    More than 2,000 people stood behind Barbara Owens as she silently kissed her son's name that is etched into a memorial for slain police officers. Owens — whose son Derrick was a Cleveland police officer when he was killed chasing drug dealers on March 1, 2008 — was among the some 2,500 people who showed up Saturday at the Sea of Blue rally to support police. "We're thankful to see all the people that came out," said Derrick Owens father, Wayne. "I know they're not all out here for my son, but I personalize it. It feels good." The rally...
  • New York Times Columnist Approves: “Let the Fires Burn Until Every City is on its Knees”

    12/29/2014 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/29/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    They want peace. No really. And the New York Times is just a dispassionate observer looking for reform and change. Not mass murder.But Nicholas Kristof had one of his “Take the Mask Off Moments” when the radical left shows how ugly and unhinged it really is despite its facade of dinner parties and book clubs and that its media outlets promote violence.And so he invited readers to send in poems about the usual stuff. Bunnies. Flowers. Killing all white people and burning America to the ground. And the emphasis was not on the bunnies and flowers.Here’s a deranged screech of...
  • NY Times: 'There Can Never Be A Justification For Any Lethal Assault On An Unarmed Man'

    12/05/2014 5:58:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There is some good debate and conversation happening in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. But there is also plenty of nonsense. Consider this gem from the New York Times editorial of this morning about police arrests: "there can never be a justification for any lethal assault on an unarmed man." How absurd. In Ferguson, there is evidence that Michael Brown was attempting to wrest the officer's gun away. Should Darren Wilson have waited until Brown was successful before defending himself? Whatever the facts from Staten Island, if a single officer finds himself in a struggle...
  • Johnny Manziel's bumpy rookie season is officially over

    12/23/2014 7:26:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 22, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Maybe Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's rookie season will be remembered as a bump on the road to a great career, or as a sign that he was one of the most-hyped busts of this century. Whichever, it's officially just a memory now. The Browns have already ruled Manziel out of their Week 17 game because of a hamstring injury, meaning his season is over. Browns coach Mike Pettine said in his Monday press conference that the hamstring injury was "pretty significant" and would take several weeks to heal, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
  • American Tragedies and American Dreams-Brown-Garner verdicts and future of African-American youth

    12/22/2014 4:37:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 22, 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    <p>Decades ago, I taught at a community college. The bunch of us treated our shared office as if it were the neighborhood bar. We’d hang out for hours. That beat going home to our cheap apartments or our parents’ basements and watching TV, which was all we could afford on the pittance adjunct professors are paid. James was a jazz musician. Mo’s nose was always to the grindstone. Patrick was enthralling. I wish I had had a video camera recording our every conversation. His words glittered.</p>
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of “lone-wolf” attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] “Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Cleveland's 'I can't breathe' police case happened four years ago

    12/21/2014 7:41:48 AM PST · by Gorilla44 · 16 replies
    Plain Dealer ^ | 12/17/2014 | Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Four years ago, few seemed to care when Rodney Brown uttered, "I can't breathe" after being tased 11 times by Cleveland police officers during a New Year's Eve traffic stop – at least that's how his family felt. Now the phrase has become a powerful symbol of civil unrest, a rallying cry represented on T-shirts and chanted during marches protesting police use of force cases across the country, like the one involving Eric Garner, who repeated it 11 times while lying face down on a Staten Island sidewalk.
  • Sign honoring 4 slain Oakland officers knocked down

    12/20/2014 3:14:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 19, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Someone knocked down and vandalized on Friday a sign on Interstate 580 that honors the four Oakland police officers who were shot and killed in 2009, the deadliest day in the department’s history.
  • Protesters, driver have tense confrontation during protest [Cleveland]

    12/20/2014 12:35:31 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 75 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Adam Ferrise
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Protesters blocking traffic Saturday on Lorain Avenue near West 130th Street clashed with the driver of a van who drove through their protest line.He blared his horn and slowly drove forward through the crowd. Some of the protesters kicked and punched the van.
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • When Police Violate Our Values, 'Ferguson' Happens

    12/17/2014 7:51:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | December 17, 2014 | Stuart Muszynski, Founder and CEO, PurpleAmerica.us
    The outcries throughout our country -- protests, demonstrations, disruptions of traffic, and riots -- that have dotted our collective landscape since white Ferguson police office Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown isn't just about Ferguson, the city. It's about the hundreds and thousands of "Fergusons" throughout our country where black youth are by-definition disadvantaged in their relationship with police simply because they're black. It's about the fact that police throughout our country have systematically violated our shared American values, which instruct us to have respect, provide equality, live together as community, and do the right thing....
  • Hands Up, Won't Shoot: Black Protest Isn't Black Progress

    12/17/2014 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Carl Jackson
    Blacks didn't begin rioting in America until white Communist taught them how. In fact, the Watts riots were the first urban race riots driven by blacks. Acting a fool has never affected change for the better. Eric Garner is dead, due in part, to excessive liberal regulations. Michael Brown is dead because he beat down a cop, attempted to take his gun and then charged the officer like he was trying out for the NFL. Berkeley students burdened and trained in the art of "white privilege" are incensed because their professors tell them they should be, and though Al Sharpton...
  • Law Student Digs The Hole Deeper

    12/17/2014 5:06:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | 12-15-2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    When students at Columbia and other law schools around the country demanded that exams be postponed because they were traumatized by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, we and many others responded with ridicule. In today’s National Law Journal, a third-year law student at Harvard named William Desmond says that we got it all wrong: the request for extra time for exams was a sign of the students’ strength. For entertainment value, you should read the whole thing, but here are some excerpts: [O]pponents of exam extensions have declared that to grant these requests would be a disservice to...
  • Supporting Only 'Good' Black Victims Won't Dismantle White Supremacy

    12/17/2014 12:32:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kirsten West Savali, Cultural Critic, Senior Writer, TheRoot.com
    In the wake of a New York grand jury deciding not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, racially diverse protests instantly erupted across the nation. White faces could be seen in swelling crowds from NYC and D.C., to Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Denver. Their mouths covered with masking tape with the words "I can't breathe" scrawled over it. The righteousness of racial solidarity burning in their eyes as they joined in chanting, "Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!" This is not to say that there were not White allies...
  • The lawless left: Sins of anti-cops marches

    12/16/2014 4:50:05 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    --snip-- Even when protesters aren’t burning out buildings (as they did repeatedly in Ferguson), even when they haven’t broken windows (as they have in Oakland and Berkeley), they have closed down intersections and bridges. In other words, even when they have been “peaceful,” the protests have involved coercion and illegal acts.
  • BUSTED: Here’s # Ferguson NYT’s Reporter Who Doxxed # Darren Wilson and Her Shoplifting Criminal Rec

    12/16/2014 4:04:36 PM PST · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/13 | johnson
    GotNews.com has obtained the criminal records of the New York Times journalist who covered Michael Brown and published the street address of former Ferguson cop Darren Wilson. New York Times Julie Bosman reporter was arrested at age 17 for stealing high end clothing from a local department store. From the looks of her police arrest below, Julie & her friend went to the local mall (Regency Mall) a half hour before close and tried to steal 11 women’s shirts from Boston Store (an upscale or semi-upscale department store).
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRS’s missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her “disabled” son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • ‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

    12/15/2014 7:04:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/15/14
    Parties and protests don’t typically overlap, but the “Selma” cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film’s Manhattan premiere. At one point during the otherwise splashy festivities, director Ava DuVernay took to the steps of the New York Public Library with actors David Oyelowo, E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar Dorsey, John Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson and Colman Domingo, donning “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts over their partywear and raising their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose. It was not just an unusually sobering photo op, but also a...
  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • Juan Williams: Democrats must fight or lose young voters

    12/15/2014 4:39:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2014 | Juan Williams
    The passionate stand by Americans across the country in protesting the failure of grand juries to indict policemen for killing two unarmed people – both poor, black men – is revving up the demand for a political response from Democrats in Washington. Young people of all colors, but mostly blacks, Hispanics and immigrants, are the primary source of that pressure. Their political agenda extends beyond outrage over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. They also want Democrats in Congress to get busy defending ObamaCare. But their rising political engagement is best seen...